September 9, 2012 Subject:
November 17, 1973
This happens to be my mother's birthday, so this is extra cool for me. I was almost 2 years old...
This show is indeed very solid. And this copy is as crisp as it could get, I believe. I noticed that there are patches on some songs that are spliced or imperfect on other SB copies. Nice work!
Here Come Sunshine-- this rendition is possibly the best I've heard. The vocals are right on and Garcia's picking sends it soaring across the horizon;
Looks Like Rain has the sweet, emotional delivery it is meant to be delivered with;.
China Cat-- there is even a segment that seem to be Uncle John's Band in this one, just as the band is shifting gears into I Know You Rider-- very nicely done;
Morning Dew and the whole medley that it is embedded with (Playing' and Uncle and jams)...totally mind blowing. This is as good as it gets!
The rest was all so good, too.
Regarding the Dew medley being repeated after the encore (someone asked about this): it's the same both times, except in the first grouping the track changes occur as the songs change; in the second group the track does not change from Uncle to Playin when the actual musical shift occurs. I guess it gives us listeners the option of where we would prefer the rude interruption of dead air to occur. Quite honestly, I would prefer no tracking on all shows, but beggars can't be choosers.
October 12, 2009 Subject:
Well this is a solid show through out here. Not a bad song in this entire show. The first set is no warm up here, Jerry kicks it in on every solo. Unusual Me & My Uncle opener into a dripping Here Come Sunshine. LLR, Deal, and Mexicali Blues are first rate, followed by a raging Tennessee Jed filled with cool rhythm fills by Bobby and Godchaux honky-tonk. China>Rider is especially good with inspired wailing by Garcia and a perfect Bobby solo. Big River and Brown Eyed Women are so, so sweet. A soothing Row Jimmy that just makes you kick back and tune in. The band is playing super tight and on cue. Few lyrical mistakes this night, I haven't really heard any. The super Playin' in the Band sandwich is what this show is famous for, but that isn't the only thing that brings me back to this night. An inspired show with killer versions of every song, not to be missed! It almost sounds like there is no Donna vocals here due to her pregnancy but I think I hear her on Row Jimmy! Maybe she was chilling out back stage with her very pregnant belly for most of this show? Anyways, this show deserves a listen the whole way through! Enjoy!
5 stars for recording, performance, and transfer. I think this source is superior to the other ones listed on the IA.
Thanks for the love from 1973.
July 8, 2009 Subject:
The GRATEFUL DEAD "Live On Stage" November 17, 1973 at the Pauley Pavilion, University of California, Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.
~ Classic Superduper 73' Soundboard ~
I highly recommend adding this Los Angeles show to your 1973 GRATEFUL DEAD collection.
5 Stars for the mix, recording, performance and transfer.
This show has 5 songs more than the other shows listed for the same date on the internet archive.
Playin' In The Band-->Uncle John's Band-->Morning Dew-->Uncle John's Band-->Playin' In The Band, is played twice? What?
The length of the songs seems the same until they go back into Uncle John's Band and Playin' In the Band.
I wonder if they played these songs again? Nah....they'd never do that...it must be an addition from another show...anyone know for sure?
Playin' In The Band-->Uncle John's Band-->Morning Dew-->Uncle John's Band-->Playin' In The Band.
I recommend using your EQ during playback of most of the shows on the IA, this one included.
Windows Media Player has a 10 band EQ and SRS WOW effects that enhance the sound.
Here's one way to download this show:
The IA recommends users of Windows XP view this web-page with RealPlayer. RealPlayer is a free media player you can download at www.realplayer.com.
For easy streaming or downloading you should use RealPlayer.
Using RealPlayer to view this webpage, click the VBR M3U link to open the songs in the Playlist. If your Playlist is not open, open it by clicking the Playlist icon at the lower right hand corner of RealPlayer. Once the songs are in the Playlist, double click the song to play it, then click the record button at the lower left hand corner of Realplayer to record it. When the red line reaches the other end click the stop button to download the song. Your song is in the RealPlayer Downloads folder. Repeat these steps for each song.
Eat, Drink, Be Merry and Listen to the GRATEFUL DEAD.
Thanks for the LOVE from 1973.
PS: Get em' while you can, get em' while they're free, get em' now or you'll be sorry...the Man giveth and the Man taketh away...WTTW